VICTORIAN WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATORS
de Mare, Eric
First American edition. De Mare traces the golden era and decline of the woodblock artists during the 19th century in England, including their dramatic re-emergence with the private press advocates of the 1890s. He discusses the technique of engraving on the end grain, and the relationship between the artists of the time and their engravers. With a two page bibliography of the subject.
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by Corser, Thomas.
All but Part VII of the eleven-part catalogue of the Corser collection. Thomas Corser (1793-1876) collected mostly English literature of the 16th and 17th centuries. His collection was sold off by Sotheby's from 1868 to 1873, with a later sale in Manchester in 1876; some of his collection was acquired by Henry Huth. Corser began publishing the catalogue of his collection in 1860, through the Chetham Society, and finished 6 parts before his death. The President of the Society, James Crossley (1800-1883), himself the owner of a large library, finished the 7th part (lacking here), and compiled parts 8 to 11. There are 681 entries in these ten parts. With about 15 text illustrations and a portrait engraving of Corser. Part XI contains a general index, a biography of Corser, and a list of prices realized in sales of his library. Bindings are identical except that XI is large paper. Several volumes have bookplates, several others are ex-library. All have internal stamps. Covers generally show moderate wear, particularly the earlier volumes (first two also faded), with occasional bumping. Two backings severely worn at head and tail. Torn erratum slip, hinge splitting in IX. Front edge of front cover of I broken.